Screen Junkies » HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:47:27 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 CBS Will NOT Be Bringing Us ‘How I Met Your Dad’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/cbs-will-not-be-bringing-us-how-i-met-your-dad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/cbs-will-not-be-bringing-us-how-i-met-your-dad/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 17:24:29 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261733 The show could live on elsewhere, though.

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CBS announced the series it was picking up last Friday, and the How I Met Your Mother spin-off, re-boot, re-whatever How I Met Your Dad didn’t make the cut. A couple days later CBS announced it was done with the show.

This means the show could find a home on another network, and if all those insider-y entertainment trade mags are to be believed, there’s interest out there, though no networks were named specifically.

When asked why CBS passed on it, an exec said, “There were elements of the pilot that didn’t work out,” which although, vague, conveys that the network just didn’t think the show was very good, rather than citing marketing concerns of something like that.

Maybe they just thought people would be sick of McLaren’s pub.

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Because You Were Diligent In Complaining, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Will Release An Alternate Ending On DVD http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/because-you-were-diligent-in-complaining-how-i-met-your-mother-will-release-an-alternate-ending-on-dvd/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/because-you-were-diligent-in-complaining-how-i-met-your-mother-will-release-an-alternate-ending-on-dvd/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:23:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260904 If you complain, you always get what you want. That's the lesson here.

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A lot of people weren’t happy with the ending of How I Met Your Mother. Because I don’t watch the show, I don’t really understand what the uproar was about, and even if I did, I wouldn’t print it here, because of my intense phobia of spoiler-related uprisings by angry readers.

Suffice it to say that they ending seemed to be hated by many who had spent so many years trying to discern who the f*ck the mother was. In a reactionary move, the powers that be have pledged an alternate ending be bundled with the DVD box set. Which is kind of a genius move, giving people a wildly unpopular ending, then promising the good one for those who pay thirty bucks or whatever the hell DVDs cost these days.

The show wrote two different endings, but only shot one, meaning that this alternate ending will be cobbled together from what was shot. This sounds like a beautiful disaster waiting to happen.

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The Internet Fixed The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-internet-fixed-the-how-i-met-your-mother-finale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-internet-fixed-the-how-i-met-your-mother-finale/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:08:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=260768 Was that so hard?

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After long-time fans universally agreed that How I Met Your Mother ended on the worst possible note, a fan of the show that couldn’t stand to see the last nine years wasted took matters into their own hands. The result is simple yet still really moving even though it doesn’t include lasers or awesome guitar riffs.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ To Test Audience’s Patience With A Rhyming Episode http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/how-i-met-your-mother-to-test-audiences-patience-with-a-rhyming-episode/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/how-i-met-your-mother-to-test-audiences-patience-with-a-rhyming-episode/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:46:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257892 Of course it's going to take almost a decade to meet someone when you pull this bullshit.

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Oh, man. You want to know when a show is ready for the glue factory? When a rhyming episode gets tossed in to the final season of a show’s run. That’s some last-season-of-Seinfeld type shit right there. Breaking Bad didn’t have no rhyming episode. And they could have, because Pinkman sort of rhymes with Goodman.

Anyway, for people have the patience for this type of gimmick, Cobie Smulders, a star of the show, has said that she too loves the idea, even though she’s paid to say stuff like that. What’s your excuse?

No word on when the episode airs, but it would be funny if they made it the finale.

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CBS Might Spin Off A Female-Led ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Because It Would Probably Work http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cbs-might-spin-off-a-female-led-how-i-met-your-mother-because-it-would-probably-work/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cbs-might-spin-off-a-female-led-how-i-met-your-mother-because-it-would-probably-work/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:50:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257817 I'll toss out a name: 'How I Met Your Father'. That was fun!

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As How I Met Your Mother winds down in its final season, and as it enjoys a healthy life in syndication, CBS executives are naturally looking for a way to keep the show’s success going beyond the finale.

Naturally, that effort has morphed into a discussed spin-off. I guess it’s a spin-off. It would be more of a reboot with new characters, but those characters might be introduced in the series finale, so they better bust a move on getting this thing going, cause May’s on its way.

The HIMYM folks would this time team up with Up All Night‘s creator Emily Spivey for the female perspective.

Here’s to hoping she can find true love in less than nine seasons, and even if it takes that long, she’s not so whiny about it.

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If You Do The Math, Ted Mosby’s A Real Slut http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/if-you-do-the-math-ted-mosbys-a-real-slut/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/if-you-do-the-math-ted-mosbys-a-real-slut/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:32:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257115 His foreskin's been pushed back more often than the point to his story.

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For the last 100 years we’ve listened to Ted Mosby try to get to point of his story and tell his children how he met their mother. In that time, he’s focused on every single other piece he’s gotten. Seriously, his foreskin’s been pushed back more often than the point of his story. The kid’s don’t need to know all that. Pretty inappropriate, right? Especially if you ask the woman who ends up marrying Ted and mothering his children.

If you listen to the “romantic” adventures of Ted Mosby from her perspective, dude’s a slut. Watch as the Mother runs through the list;  random skanks, married women, a stripper, a prostitute, a former Canadian pop star. They should dedicate a season to Ted getting checked out at the clinic (as long as he doesn’t try to sleep with the nurses). (The Daily Beast)

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The Final Season Of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Will Take Place Over One Weekend http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-final-season-of-how-i-met-your-mother-will-take-place-over-one-weekend/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-final-season-of-how-i-met-your-mother-will-take-place-over-one-weekend/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 17:46:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254875 To be clear, it will air over many weeks. Duh.

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If you like TV shows about with funny casts and a protagonist who whines about never finding a wife, then you’ll be very interested to know the final season of How I Met Your Mother will take place over just one weekend in the show’s universe.

Soooo… (SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON 8 FINALE)

If Ted doesn’t find his wife over the course of this weekend, I’m pretty sure this announcement allows us to bludgeon the producers, the cast, and most any other person on the planet out of sheer frustration.

It’s anticipated that the future wife/mother will be played by Cristin Milioti, and it’s been revealed that Ted will be the last of his friends to meet her, possibly because he’s a whiney tool, possibly because it helps the story.

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Jason Segel Talks Teachers, Muppets, Mothers, And Five Year Engagements http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-segel-talks-teachers-muppets-mothers-and-five-year-engagements/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-segel-talks-teachers-muppets-mothers-and-five-year-engagements/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:22:39 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217416 He's a very busy man.

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Jason Segel is such a big star now that when he plays a supporting role, he gets the “and Jason Segel” credit. bad teacher stars Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth Halse, the bad teacher, and Justin Timberlake as Scott Delacorte, the naïve good boy she’s after. Segel plays Russell Gettis, the gym teacher who makes sarcastic comments about Elizabeth’s shenanigans.

Segel played it cool at the Bad Teacher junket too. In a Four Seasons hotel suite, he kicked back with his feet up, because he didn’t have to do the heavy lifting. He could just hang out with the journalists he’s known since Forgetting Sarah Marshall, “How I Met Your Mother” and some as far back as “Freaks and Geeks.” He even asked how my summer was going, but I got into the interview as quickly as I could.

Cameron Diaz Leaves No Child Behind In ‘Bad Teacher’ Red Band

Q: Do you go for the bad girl?

Jason Segel: Oh, interesting. No, I think as you get older you learn that that’s just a recipe for disaster. It’s very intriguing when you’re young. There’s some air of mystery about it but it always just ends in heartbreak.

Q: But it seems like your character still goes for it.

JS: Yeah, my character does. He sees I think in Cameron Diaz’s character sort of a glimmer every now and again that if this woman would just drop her façade and the superficiality, she would really be an awesome woman. So he’s determined to break down that wall.

Q: Can you maintain that aloof sarcasm in the face of a hot babe?

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JS: Oh yeah, absolutely. That’s what I do. That’s my trick.

Q: Are you hoping to make gym teachers cool again?

JS: Were they ever not cool?

Q: I think they might not usually be.

JS: No, I’ve always liked the gym teacher. What a great life.  Play sports all day, hang out and then go drink at the end of the night. It’s perfect.

Q: I guess if you’re good at sports, that’s ideal.

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JS: Yeah, absolutely and gym teachers are the one athletic mentor that doesn’t have to be in shape. I’ve seen plenty of out of shape gym teachers.

Q: You’re really a huge star now. Has that hit you?

JS: No, I never think of it that way at all. I’m very lucky but I still write most of my material. So that takes away any element of feeling like a big star because you’re working so hard for these movies. I still haven’t lost the idea that unless I write it, I’m not going to get cast in it, which is a great motivator to keep writing.

Q: What about Bad Teacher then?

JS: Well, this I’ve known Jake for about 15 years and for as much as I’m in the film, this was a surprisingly easy gig. I think I worked for 9 days total. Not that the part was an afterthought or anything like that, but it was a small supporting role, which I think it still is.

Q: Do you get a lot more friend requests since I Love You, Man?

JS: I do not engage in any of the internet stuff. I’m not on Twitter or on Facebook or any of that stuff.

Q: Even in real life, are guys more eager to buddy up with you?

JS: I think maybe so. A lot of the characters I play are just inherently accessible by virtue of the way they’re written. So I think people feel a lot more comfortable coming up to me and sitting down and starting to open up about their real lives than they would be someone who they were intimidated by.

'The Muppets' Trailer, For Real This Time

Q: The Muppets are finally real. We’ve got a poster and everything.

JS: Yeah, it’s all happening. A couple teaser trailers are out now.

Q: For as long as we’ve been talking about it, isn’t that a milestone?

JS: It is. You know, it’s been five years in the making, something like that. To have it all finally come to fruition and be so close to release is just unbelievably exciting.

Q: What is it actually like to be on set with Kermit?

JS: It’s one of the coolest things ever and the real magic of it is no matter how old you are, you can see it from little kids to adults visiting the set to studio heads, within 10 minutes of being around those puppets, the puppeteer disappears and you’re having a conversation with the puppet. It’s a very strange phenomenon but it’s totally real.

Q: Since they actually have to execute the things in the script, were you writing with the Muppeteers?

JS: We didn’t write with them but we got a lot of really sound advice from them. First of all, in terms of what the actual characters would and wouldn’t do because they know these characters better than anyone. Some of them have been doing these same characters for 25 years. Longer, 30 years. What we did learn a lot about from them was what was actually possible and what wasn’t. It’s very easy to conceive of an idea of 50 full figure Muppets running away from a building but then you have them come in and say, “I don’t know how you plan on us doing that. That’s impossible.” So we learned a lot about stuff like that.

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Q: So what do you do instead of 50 Muppets running away?

JS: You fake it. You make fun of the fact that you can’t do it. We have a line at the end of the preview where a building explodes. It’s the exact scene I was talking about. You never see the explosion. You just hear it. You just cut to the Muppets and then Fozzie says, “Wow, that was an expensive looking explosion. I can’t believe we have that in the budget.” That’s because we didn’t have it in the budget.

Q: As a Muppets fan, were you also a fan of Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal?

JS: Absolutely, yeah. Labyrinth was one of my favorites growing up, as was Dark Crystal, but I remember David Bowie in Labyrinth freaked me out in just the greatest way. Even as a little kid you knew David Bowie was cool.

Q: What’s coming up on How I Met Your Mother next season?

JS: We have no idea. We come back in August.

Q: Well, we saw a hologram last season. Are they getting close to the apocalyptic ending idea?

JS: Did I tell you about that? No, we always joke about that idea. I still think it would be hilarious just to reveal that all the narration is going on from a post-apocalyptic wasteland. I have no idea how they plan on ending the show or who the mother is. I’m as excited to find out as you are.

Q: At this point, the joke is how many different ways you won’t find out. If someone is still waiting to find out who the mother is, aren’t they missing the point?

JS: Absolutely. That concept was a great hook for when the show started, but I think as the series has progressed, that artifice has dropped away and it’s become more like Friends. It’s just about watching these people.

Q: What is Five Year Engagement?

JS: Five Year Engagement is what I’m shooting now in Michigan. It’s a movie that Nick Stoller and I wrote together and Nick is directing it, we’re producing it together with Judd. It’s about a couple that gets engaged probably too early in their relationship and it follows them over five years of engagement without being married. Emily Blunt is my lovely costar.

Q: The concept itself suggests something is wrong.

JS: And Nick and I have both known people like this who are together for such a long time but never quite pull the trigger because they’re waiting for the perfect circumstance, the perfect moment, the perfect venue. Ultimately that shouldn’t be what it’s about.

Q: Well, it’s one thing to be dating someone a while before you propose. It’s another to be engaged but never follow through.

JS: Absolutely. At one point one of the characters says, “Is there a time limit on engagement when you’re no longer engaged if you haven’t gotten married?” I think some element of that theme plays into it.

Q: Will it be R-rated?

JS: Yes, it’s the same team from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Q: Are there any painfully honest moments like the naked breakup scene?

JS: There are. We really dug deep on this one. I think as Nick and I grow up, get older and are getting to different phases in our lives, he’s married with a kid now and I’m getting older. I think we’re wanting to explore that kind of stuff as deeply as we did getting broken up with in your early ‘20s. At the time, that’s the most painful thing but we’ve had a lot of life experiences since.

Bad Teacher hits theaters Friday.

 

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Last night’s season finale of “How I Met Your Mother” had a lot of lessons to give about life and love. It also had piss and fart jokes sandwiched in between a few sappy romantic moments. Although there was a major surprise which set the tone for next season. Hey, it was season finale, after all.

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Last week, Ted ended up dumping Zoey in order to pursue his career, and all of America rejoiced at her departure. This week’s episode began with the ribbon cutting ceremony for Ted’s project and the demolition of the Arcadia Hotel.

While Ted and Barney are at the ribbon cutting, Lily is attempting to cheer up a still unemployed Marshall with a pot of soup from his favorite deli. Unfortunately, the deli isn’t known for is cleanliness, and Lily comes down with food poisoning.

When Lily is unable to reach Marshall in time, he consumes multiple bowls of the same soup. This brings him to the sad realization that he too will suffer from the virus that is plaguing his wife. By his estimate, he has three hours before it sets in. You can live a lot of life in three hours.

At the bar, it is revealed that Zoey is once again rearing her ugly head (well, her head is hot, but you know what I mean). Ted is stressed out from work, and it’s causing him to reconsider their relationship. He has a habit of letting trivial matters (like sun burn) convince him to run back to his ex-lovers, and a difficult choice about light bulbs has him rethinking Zoey.

Robin and Barney are desperate to keep Ted from making the same mistake, and follow him to his rendezvous with Zoey. At the same time, Marshall gets a call from an environmental law firm asking him to come in for an interview. It’s his dream job, so he decides to take his chances despite the oncoming illness. He even goes as far as to borrow an adult diaper from an elderly neighbor. But at the end of the interview, he is overcome by the fear of soiling himself, and flee the office.

Barney and Robin manage to intercept Ted just in time, and dissuade him from returning to Zoey. In the process, they grow nostalgic for their relationship.

Meanwhile, Marshall returns home, and is completely disgusted with his life. He laments the recent death of his father, his lack of a job, and the fact that he will soon be exploding from both ends. Despite his wife’s attempt at comforting him, he goes to bed, hoping to get some sleep before the illness sets in.

But the illness never comes, and Marshall awakes in the morning feeling fine. As it turns out, Lily didn’t have the stomach flu. It was morning sickness! Yep, she’s been knocked up six ways from Sunday.

As the parents to be embrace, we cut to Barney and Ted, who are at the demolition ceremony for the Arcadia. Because he is proud of his friend, Barney, allows Ted to push the button to begin the demolition despite the fact that he has dreamed about pushing it himself for weeks.

After the ceremony, Barney and Robin are walking home when they run into Nora, Barney’s ex. Even though his advice to Ted was “new is always better,” Barney attempts to reconcile with her, and the two agree to meet for coffee. Robin seems less than pleased with the development.

At the end of the episode, we are shown a flash forward to a wedding, at which Barney is the groom. But who is the bride? Robin? Nora? Marshall? I guess we’ll have to wait until next season to find out.

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Gif Recap: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ – Landmarks http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-how-i-met-your-mother-landmarks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/gif-recap-how-i-met-your-mother-landmarks/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 19:13:58 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211302 Last night marked the second to last episode of "How I Met Your Mother" season six. Hopefully it marked the final episode featuring Zoey.

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Last night marked the second to last episode of “How I Met Your Mother” season six. Hopefully it marked the final episode featuring Zoey. But more on that later. Let’s do this Gif Recap proper, and start at the beginning.

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While speaking in front of the landmark committee in regard to the Arcadia Hotel, Marshall closes his argument Johnny Cochran style, with a rhyme: “If the lion head’s stonework is regal…tearing it down should be illegal.” Because this is a sitcom, the crowd seems pleased with his speech, and Marshall decides to celebrate with a moonwalk before being asked to stop rhyming and sit down. Next, it’s Ted‘s turn to testify. At the end of last week’s episode, he was adamantly in favor of saving the building. But now, when asked his opinion, he seems unsure. What happened? Flashback time.

After the events of last week, Barney is the odd man out. Everyone else is now in favor of saving the Arcadia, making him the lone dissenter. In order to spite his new enemies, Barney bribes the bar’s kitchen to stop serving chicken wings, leaving his hungry friends wingless.

While Barney might have had a good laugh over his wing prank, he was in for a rude awakening. After talking to his boss, Arthur, he discovers that both he and Ted are at risk of being fired if Ted testifies in favor of the building. Despite this fact, Ted seems unmoved, thanks to his love for Zoey.

Later, Ted wakes up to see what he thinks is Barney dressed as the long-dead architect who built the Arcadia. At first, he is unimpressed by Barney’s nonsense. But then, after an impressive lighting change, Ted realizes that it is actually the architect, speaking to him in a dream. The ghost warns Ted not to testify in favor of the building, since, deep down, he knows it is an unimportant eyesore unworthy of landmark status, and doing so would mean giving up his chance to leave his own mark on the city.

After discussing the matter with his friends, and exploring all the possible outcomes (including Ninja attack), Ted decides to testify against the building even though he knows Zoey will leave him. Later that night, he meets with Zoey one last time, but keeps his plans a secret, as not to spoil the moment.

At this point, the flashback ends, and Ted is back on stage testifying about the building. When he tells the committee he believes the Arcadia is unworthy of landmark status, Zoey rushes the stage and plays a recording of Ted speaking in favor of saving it because of the iconic lion’s head on its exterior. The move leaves little doubt that the committee will vote to save the building, and even less doubt that Zoey is an awful bitch.

After the meeting is adjourned and the vote is scheduled for the next day, the group heads to the bar to drown their sorrows. Luckily, Lily has hatched a plan to make sure the Arcadia is destroyed. The group rushes to find Arthur, who is out walking his new dog (which he hates). After calming him down, he agrees to go along with the plan.

For legal reasons, Ted never gives details. But the next night at the committee meeting, it is announced that the lion’s head is missing, and there is no longer a reason to save the building. Zoey is furious, and as expected, leaves Ted. He takes it in stride, telling her that “Sometimes, things have to fall apart to make way for better things.” With that, Zoey walks off screen, hopefully into oncoming traffic.

As the episode ends, Ted asks Barney what he really thought of Zoey, stressing that he can be honest now that she is out of the picture. Ted reluctantly admits that maybe she was right about the lion’s head, adding that it really looks good in his bedroom.

All and all, how did you feel about last night’s episode? Are you glad that Zoey is dead gone?

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The Screen Junkies Gif Recap is back! Featuring the mindlessness of television without all the over-analysis of your average recap, it’s the next best thing to watching television. Today’s installment: “How I Met Your Mother” – The Perfect Cocktail.

The show begins with Marshall leaving his job at GNB in order to pursue a position at an environmental firm. However, his manager, Arthur (Bob Odenkirk), sabotages his chances by telling the prospective employer that Marshall hates the environment, clubs baby seals, and comes to work without pants.

Angered by the double cross, Marshall decides to get back at his former employer by lending his support to Zoey’s cause (preventing the demolition of the Arcadian Hotel by GNB). This angers Barney to no end. He helped Marshall land the job, and feels completely betrayed. Vowing revenge, Barney does something, most likely of a sexual nature, to Marshall’s megaphone.

As retaliation, Marshall spreads rumors that Barney is married to a pregnant woman and that he has crabs that have been diagnosed with herpes. As a result, the confrontation escalates to the point of a physical fight, which gets everyone banned from the bar. Desperate for a resolution, the girls decide to get the guys wasted with the hope that they will then be able to open up to each other emotionally. This requires the right type of alcohol, so the girls do some research to figure out the perfect cocktail. Martini’s are ruled out, since it brings out the bisexual in Lily. Red wine is ruled out, because it turns Barney into a sad, introspective drunk. Absinthe is also off the table, since it sends Robin into an alternate reality in which she thinks she is part of a baby’s dream.

Ted, who is getting ready to go on a trip with Zoey, suggests bourbon, since it gives him the uncanny ability to beat box. However, Lily informs him that bourbon only causes him to think he’s a good beat boxer, a revelation which shatters his ego.

Other drinks are ruled out for various reasons, including the fact that some cause Marshall to become violent (hence the clip below, where he plays chicken with a mirror). Eventually, the two men end up patching things up over beers. They are readmitted to the bar, and all is right with the world…or so it seems.

Meanwhile, Ted and Zoey are fighting over the Arcadian Hotel. Ted can’t understand why Zoey would jeopardize his firm’s project over such a run-down dump. In order to prove his point, he cancels their weekend getaway and books a room at the Arcadian. Despite the communal bathrooms and the lingering threat of hooker ghosts, Zoey maintains her love for the hotel, confessing that when she was younger, her poverty stricken family was forced to live there. After the revelation, Ted confesses his love to Zoey, but the moment is quickly broken up by the appearance of the cockamouse, the half-roach half-mouse creature that used to live at Ted’s apartment. It has now settled at the hotel, and Ted is touched to see it is raising a family. Zoey is less than impressed, and the two flee the hotel.

The next morning, Marshall and Barney wake up and begin fighting as if nothing has changed. Confused, the girls determine that the men ended up drinking so much that they blacked out and forgot about the reconciliation. Disappointed, Lily and Robin decide to drown their sorrows in Absinthe.

So, at the end of the episode, both Ted and Marshall are aligned against Barney over the issue of the hotel, and Zoey and Ted seem to be growing even closer in their relationship. With just a few more episodes left in the season, how will these issues resolve? Prediction, Zoey will chain herself to the hotel, and will be killed during its demolition, wrapping up all the lose ends in a satisfying matter.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Actress Cobie Smulders http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/how-i-met-your-mother-actress-cobie-smulders/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/how-i-met-your-mother-actress-cobie-smulders/#comments Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks In an effort to avoid penning a 700-page dissertation on the specific facets of Cobie Smulders’ infinite hotness, we’ll sum it up like this: Oh my god. Best known as that dorky Canadian newscaster chick from the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” Smulders is set to grace the cover of the December issue of Maxim. And based on a set of prints leaked from the shoot, it looks like that particular issue is going to fly off the racks faster than most. If you want a copy, they’ll all be here at the Screenjunkies office. But you’ll have to fight us with katana swords to get one. We’ve been practicing. A word from Cobie: “I had no idea what I wanted to do after college, but acting seemed like a good start.” More pics after the jump...

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In an effort to avoid penning a 700-page dissertation on the specific facets of Cobie Smulders’ infinite hotness, we’ll sum it up like this: Oh my god. Best known as that dorky Canadian newscaster chick from the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” Smulders is set to grace the cover of the December issue of Maxim. And based on a set of prints leaked from the shoot, it looks like that particular issue is going to fly off the rack faster than most. If you want a copy, they’ll all be here at the Screenjunkies office. But you’ll have to fight us with katana swords to get one. We’ve been practicing.

A word from Cobie: “I had no idea what I wanted to do after college, but acting seemed like a good start.”

More pics after the jump…

 

     

     

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Review: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Season 6 Premiere http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-how-i-met-your-mother-season-6-premiere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-how-i-met-your-mother-season-6-premiere/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 “How I Met Your Mother” is a comedy with as many secrets as “Lost.” I can’t really spoil anything that happens in the season premiere, so I’ll just try to talk about the comedy and tease the cool stuff that develops in the plot. It opens with something that a new viewer to the show might think is a big reveal. Of course we know they never get right to the point. They like to set up some future event and then go back and slowly lead back up to it until we realize what we thought we were seeing wasn’t actually what we were seeing. More after the jump...

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“How I Met Your Mother” is a comedy with as many secrets as “Lost.” I can’t really spoil anything that happens in the season premiere, so I’ll just try to talk about the comedy and tease the cool stuff that develops in the plot.

It opens with something that a new viewer to the show might think is a big reveal. Of course we know they never get right to the point. They like to set up some future event and then go back and slowly lead back up to it until we realize what we thought we were seeing wasn’t actually what we were seeing.

More after the jump…

Then we immediately go to a Barney scene, ranting about something a little sexist but something we can all agree on. The main body of the show is about another group phenomenon that’s immature, yet everyone abides by it. I love how “HIMYM” analyzes those rules we all follow.

Ted has a relationship dilemma to face at MacLaren’s. Marshall and Lily have an issue with boundaries and agreements. Robin’s in a bad place this episode and Cobie Smulders goes at it with full confidence.

Each of the three storylines has a bunch of shenanigans attached to it. They flash forward, have a fantasy or have a real celebration that’s inappropriate in the real world but hilarious on a sitcom.

Barney has a heartfelt moment, poignant and of course followed by a Barneyism. The boys come up with some new schticks and reactions to them that truly feel like lifelong friends’ interaction. Even the one-off jokes about someone in the bar or a character’s reaction are pretty observant about people in general.

So stuff happens in the return of “How I Met Your Mother” and it’s a solid episode for the show. They’ve got some heart, some basic humor and a little surrealism to elevate it above the usual sitcom.

"How I Met Your Mother" returns September 20th at 8/7c on CBS.

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: MONDAY AUGUST 17th http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/whats-on-tonight-monday-august-17th/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-episode/whats-on-tonight-monday-august-17th/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Messy homes, nudity, super-strength, and a man-eating catfish. Tonight's TV preview reads like a raucous meth binge. CHECK OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!!

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Messy homes, nudity, super-strength, and a man-eatin catfish. Tonight’s TV preview reads like a raucous meth binge.
 
CHECK OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP
 
NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC!!!

 
 
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (RERUN)
Network: CBS
Time: 8 – 8:30PM
 
Reasons to watch: The guys devise a bold plan with the belief that if they strip naked midway through a date, two out of three times the outcome will be sex. I like the way they think. There’s risk involved but if successful the reward is valuable. No more hole in the popcorn tub for me!
 
 
METH: A COUNTY IN CRISIS
Network: Biography
Time: 8 – 9 PM
 
Reasons to watch: This show is like watching what the felons from COPS were up to earlier that day. Some programming genius needs to plan a crossover.
 
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
Network: FX
Time: 8 – 11PM
 
Reasons to watch: Brett Ratner’s terrible take on the mutant franchise does have some amazing special effects despite the fact that it’s a steaming turd otherwise. But seriously? Why uproot the Golden Gate Bridge?? That seems a little gratuitous when you could just put everyone on a flying bus.
 
HOARDERS
Network: A&E
Time: 10 – 11PM
 
Reasons to watch: Push that pile of empty cereal boxes away from the TV screen and check out Hoarders. A show that profiles people who compulsively hoard belongings to the point that their homes are inhabitable. Just looking at the above picture gave me hepatitus (Well, that’s my cover story anyway).
 
HOOKED: MAN VS. FISH
Network: National Geographic
Time: 10 – 11PM

Reasons to watch: Jair Rigotti attempts to capture a man-eating catfish. That’s right. Catfish have moved up on the food chain. Syfy Channel, please plan your crappy movie schedule accordingly.
 
WHO’S ON LATE
 
LETTERMAN
Quentin Tarantino, Robert Cray
 
CONAN (repeat)
Adam Sandler, Peter Sarsgaard, Kate Voegele
 
KIMMEL (repeat)
Teri Hatcher, Danica Patrick

FERGUSON
Rashida Jones, Jose Andres, Jim Breuer
 
FALLON (repeat)
Lauren Conrad, Ryan Reynolds, The Fray

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